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Christ United Methodist

Christ United Methodist teaches the Wesleyan Way.


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Pastor Jean Lofsvold Schwien sings with the choir

Sermon Excerpt: The Wesleyan Way is Wisdom that began 270+ years ago has become an answer to what so many “modern” people are looking for:  a way of living and believing that actually brings meaning and purpose to our daily lives.  A way of believing and living that encourages us to develop our personal spirituality, while also working diligently to change the world.

Background: John Wesley was the founder of the Methodist movement in the early 1700’s.  He preached that we should seek “holiness of heart and life”—basically to love God fervently and do all we can to help our neighbors as well.  “Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, as long as ever you can” is a Wesley quote that our church tries to shape its life around.

Leader:  Jean Lofsvold Schwien moved to SLC in 2012 to become Senior Pastor at Christ United Methodist Church(the largest UMC in Utah).  She had previously served at Green Mountain UMC in Lakewood, CO, First UMC in Pueblo, CO, and Olathe UMC on Colorado’s Western Slope.  She is a graduate of Colorado College (Colorado Springs) and Iliff School of Theology in Denver.  She’s been in pastoral ministry for 27 years.  She loves living in Utah (except for the inversion!!) and shares her space with her cocker spaniel, Abby (who hangs out at church during office hours.)

Interior of Christ United Methodist Church Photos by Mark Salgado


2375 East. 3300 South, Salt Lake City, Utah

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